Peter Blonk, Head of Medical Imaging Group, Canon Europe, commented, “At Canon, we are continuing to invest in developing innovative new imaging technology that can help vastly improve diagnosis and patient care. We’re looking forward to demonstrating some of our latest medical imaging technology at ECR, and meeting with experts and professionals to discuss the benefits that these new solutions can bring.”
On display at ECR, for the first time on the Canon booth in Europe, will be two new mobile solutions featuring an innovative design with many new and improved features. Both systems incorporate the latest Canon wireless direct DR technology and bring major advances in mobile DR imaging for general ward, trauma, ICU, paediatric and neonatal (NICU) departments.
The new solution which was developed by Canon and DelftDI is one of the most compact systems on the market, with features such as a telescopic column for increased visibility, outstanding ergonomics, long operation times and unique positioning possibilities.
Other highlights on display at the Canon booth at ECR include the tomosynthesis feature being shown on the D2RS remote-control system and a separate workstation. Digital tomosynthesis is a medical imaging technique that offers practitioners far better visualisation than projection radiography techniques. This technology can be used for a wide variety of medical imaging, including for chest imaging, orthopaedic and urinary applications.
Tomosynthesis can replace CT (Computed Tomography) in many cases where the advantages are:
- Lower dose required
- Improved patient comfort, due to easier acquisition of images
- Lower costs: CT examination is more expensive
- More detailed information due to higher number of projections and large acquisition angles
Canon’s Healthcare IT suite, which incorporates solutions from DelftDI, a Canon Group company specialising in medical solutions, has been designed specifically to improve efficiency in hospitals by enabling the sharing of health records, reducing time and costs and ultimately improving care for patients.
Additional healthcare IT solutions on the Canon stand at ECR include:
- Innovative Cross Enterprise Document Sharing solutions (XDS) to improve clerical and clinical workflows, enabling patient records to be shared throughout and between organisations as quickly as possible
- Medical software solutions for storing digital images and medical records, such as a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) with state of the art diagnostic viewing, and a Radiology Information System (RIS) for a smooth process flow from requests to reports
- Image Quality System (IQS) for analysis and classification of rejected images by radiographers, to improve patient care and enable the departments to be compliant with Euratom directives around radiation usage
Canon’s wireless DR products enhance the overall experience for patients by enabling medical professionals to complete consultations quickly with a short preview time on all devices in the range. The devices are also equipped with Canon’s CXDI Control Software NE, which decreases the number of steps needed to capture an X-ray image.
Canon will also be exhibiting the DelftDI range of DR modalities, designed to allow radiographers to create bespoke solutions that can be adapted to examine all patients, while delivering high quality imaging under all circumstances. Highlights at ECR 2015 include: Adora RF and D2RS for fluoroscopy, Xsense DR, Triathlon DR for radiology and a variety of new mobile solutions.
At ECR 2015, Canon will be located at Booth 105/Expo A.
About Canon Medical Imaging Group
Canon has been an innovator in Medical applications for 75 years. Since 1940, (when Canon’s first medical application was introduced - an innovative X-Ray application for tuberculosis screening), Canon has delivered many world’s firsts in the area of radiography and eye care.
Since the acquisition of medical solutions specialist Delft DI in 2012, Canon offers also innovative Healthcare IT solutions as well wide variety of customized complete solutions for radiology departments, integrated with Canon's extensive line of digital radiography systems.
Canon’s diagnostic equipment is used in many areas including hospital environments, medical and screening centres, as well as a wide range of terrains with portable needs. Canon is continuously working on enhancing patient care, image quality, portability, flexibility and workflow.
For further information about Canon Medical Imaging Group, and details of local distributors please visit: www.canon-europe.com/medical